Hisayasu Satō aka Toshiyasu Satō (佐藤 寿保 Satō Hisayasu?, born on 15 August 1959 in Shizuoka City, Japan) is a Japanese exploitation film director. He has worked prolifically in the pinku eiga genre. His best known works are the pink film The Bedroom (1992), and the V-Cinema splatter film Splatter: Naked Blood (1996). He is known for his “sledgehammer” filmmaking style, and using his exploitation career to tackle serious subjects like obsession, alienation, perversion and voyeurism. He is often likened to Canadian director David Cronenberg due to his unflinching eye for Body Horror. Along with fellow directors, Kazuhiro Sano, Toshiki Satō and Takahisa Zeze, he is known as one of the “Four Heavenly Kings of Pink” (ピンク四天王 pinku shitenno?).
Satō is a very prolific director, having directed about two dozen films in 1998 and 1999. To date, he has directed more than fifty films dealing with eroticism, sadism and horror among the lower classes of Japan. He is famous for his “guerilla… read more